Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the all-new 2018 Yaris Sedan, which has not only got a new face, but some interior and mechanical upgrades as well.
The overall length of the new Yaris has been increased by 15 mm to 4,425 mm, and the overall width of the vehicle has grown by 30 mm to 1,730 mm. The front fascia has been updated with a horizontal grille for a wider appearance. LED daytime running lamps have also been integrated into the grille, while slimmer taillights adorn the rear of the car. It also adds a ‘shark fin’ antennae and newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels.
There is now simulated stitching along the edges from the instrument panel to the front console, and the front cup holders are equipped with an LED shower light. Some interior features, include Smart Entry & Start System, cruise control system, optitron meter and 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) multi-information display, automatic air conditioning system, as well as a 6-speaker sound system with AUX and USB jacks. The interior is available in two colours, black or ivory.
The interior is said to be 11-percent quieter than the previous model thanks to more sound deadening material on the roof, on the floor and in between the engine and cockpit. Also the engine air filter design has been modified to reduce engine noise.
The new Yaris comes with a carryover 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine can churn out a maximum output of 105 hp but is now mated to a CVT transmission to offer better fuel efficiency and better acceleration.
Safety features include dual airbags, stability control, ABS, EBD, BA, traction control and hill-start assist
Starting price of the 2018 Toyota Yaris sedan in the UAE is AED 59,900.